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Uisce Éireann secures supply for Galway City

As Galway gears up for a summer of fun and festivals, business and homes can be more confident in the city’s water supply thanks to a €14m investment by Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann has successfully relocated the raw water intake infrastructure on the River Corrib. This will ensure that homes and businesses in the City of the Tribes have ample water supply for years to come.

This €14 million investment, clearly visible as one passes over the Quincentennial Bridge, is guaranteeing a reliable and safe drinking water supply, significantly reducing the risk of disruptions to Galway City and surrounding areas in the county.

John McElwaine, Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager, is proud of the team’s works and outlined the benefits it will bring to homes and businesses across Galway.

The newly delivered intake and watermain transfer project will mean that, even during low water levels in the River Corrib, a more secure water supply can be provided from Terryland Water Treatment Plant to Galway City and surrounding areas.

“We at Uisce Éireann are very proud to have delivered this important project, just south of the Quincentennial Bridge, for the people of Galway. The project will secure water supply to the city benefitting current and future generations.

The project, carried out by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann, will ensure that water supply can be maintained to the city during prolonged dry periods. Meanwhile, screening, provided as part of the new intake infrastructure, will improve and protect the raw water quality entering the plant and prevent the fish population of the River Corrib from entering the plant.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment.

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